publishUpdated   Feb 09, 2018, 10:39 am

When your phone runs out of battery and you’ve got nowhere to charge, it can feel like the end of the world. That’s why more and more people are relying on portable power banks. These little battery packs can provide some extra juice when you can’t plug into a wall.

There are tons of different portable battery types, sizes, and price ranges made by a myriad of companies. In this list, we’ll give you a range of good options for most people.

Ultra Portable

RAVPower 3350 mAh

Ravpower 3350mAh Battery Bank

This has a compact design and is slightly taller than a standard credit card! Despite its tiny form factor, it’s powerful enough to charge a Samsung Galaxy, Pixel, and most modern smartphones. It features iSmart Technology and detects the optimal charging current your device needs in order for it to charge at its optimal speed. This is definitely a great pick for anyone that needs something in a tiny form factor that will charge your device with no problem at all.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • High Compact Form Factor
  • Protection Guarantee from RAVPower
  • iSmart Technology

Cons:

  • Only 1 USB Port
  • Low Charge Capacity (3350 mAh)

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Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 

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This Power Bank holds an impressive 10,000 mAh into its fairly compact form factor. It manages to charge an iPhone over 3 times, Galaxy over 2 times and will easily charge most devices out there. Inside the box, you will receive the power bank, Micro-USB Cable, Travel Pouch and Anker’s 18-month warranty.

Pros:

  • Large capacity in a compact form factor (10,000 mAh)
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Features Anker’s advanced safety and will not overheat
  • Complimentary Micro-USB, travel pouch and free 18-month warranty.
  • Lightweight

Cons:

  • Only 1 USB Port
  • Only certain devices support Quick Charge

If you want the best of both worlds then I would say to go for the Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 as it is compact and has everything that you need – not to mention the fairly large capacity it stores.

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Massive Capacity

Anker PowerCore 26800 mAh

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This battery bank has it all. Its massive 26,800 mAh capacity and can charge most phones over seven times and tablets at least two times. Like many of Anker’s products, it has High-Speed Charging with three USB ports which allow you to charge multiple devices at once. Something unique about this product is that is has a dual Micro-USB charging method which allows the Power Bank to be charged twice as fast only taking around six hours.

Pros:

  • Extremely large capacity (26800 mAh)
  • 3 USB Outputs
  • Charges twice as fast (Dual Micro USB Charging)
  • Box includes 2 Micro USB Cables, Travel Pouch and free 18 Month Warranty.

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Heavier than expected

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EC Technology 22400 mAh

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This Power Bank has a capacity of 22400 mAh and never fails to last me at least a few days of usage. It has three USB Ports on the side to charge your devices and also features four integrated LED indicators to show the power status.  EC Technology also added a flashlight to the side which may come in handy – you never know! We are also reassured that this will last over five hundred recharge cycles, which is incredible.

Pros:

  • Large Capacity (22400mAh)
  • 3 USB Outputs
  • 4 LED Indicators (Charging Status)
  • Long Lifespan

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Flashlight is not bright enough
  • Takes around eight hours to charge.

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RAVPower 26800 mAh 

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Admittedly this is very similar to the Anker powerbank and they both have similar features. With that being said the RAVPower 26,800 mAh can charge an iPhone over nine times and a Galaxy over six times. It also has a scratch resistant surface and is the fastest 5.5 amp charger on the market as it maintains a stable charging current for three devices simultaneously. You also get RAVPower’s Safety Protection which has a security protection design meaning the Power Bank cannot overheat and will automatically shut down if it detects a short circuit.

Pros:

  • High Capacity (26800 mAh)
  • 3 USB Outputs
  • Fastest 5.5A Charger On The Market
  • Scratch Resistant Surface

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Takes around eight hours to charge

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Jackery Titan S 20100 mAh

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This power bank is much larger than the others, but still very portable. Because of it’s size, the power bank has 3 outputs, 2 USB outputs, and one USB-C input/output. This power bank has the capability to give you 8 hours use, with Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 and is supposedly the fastest charger in the world for the 75% of devices that support quick charge. It also has a large capacity for a power bank, with a 20100 mAh battery.

Pros:

  • 3 Outputs
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
  • Large Capacity (20100 mAh)
  • Superior quality with 4 years of protection

Cons:

  • Quite Heavy
  • Hefty Price

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Most Stylish

Yulass 10400 mAh 

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The Yulass power bank is much more stylish than the others and has an Ultra-thin aluminum alloy design. It is also quite thin, at just 15mm. It also has a lower price point than other Power Banks, and for this, you get 2 dual USB ports and a standard micro-USB input. One is 1A and the other is double that. It has a 10,400 mAh capacity meaning you can charge an iPhone around 5 times. On top of this, the power bank lets you have a choice of 3 different colors, the Gold particularly standing out.

Pros:

  • Decent capacity(10400 mAh)
  • Not too big or small(15mm thin)
  • Great design and customizability

Cons:

  • Picks up minor scratches easily

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Polanfo 12000 mAh

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If you are looking for a light and sleek Power Bank then the Polanfo 12,000 mAh is just for you. It has a decent capacity size and best of all it only weighs around 9.4 oz which is lighter than 90% of its competitors. What I really liked about this Power Bank was how sleek and compact it was and how it wasn’t a pain to fit in my pockets. It has two USB output ports which charge at 2.1A and 1A and best of all both ports can be used at the same time.

Pros:

  • Decent Capacity (1200 mAh)
  • Sleek Design
  • Fits In Pockets
  • Lightweight
  • Fast Charging

Cons:

  • No Qualcomm Quick Charge
  • Cannot maintain 2Amps consistently all the time

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DULLA 12000 mAh

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This power bank screams great design. It’s gold color brilliantly stands out and has nice curves unlike what you normally see in Power Banks. It conveniently has 2 USB outputs, each with a decent 2A current. It has a capacity of 12,000 mAh, which can charge an iPhone over 5 times, and is great for short trips where you won’t bring a normal charger. As an extra perk, it has an included flashlight. 

Pros:

  • Unique & Sleek Design
  • Thin Build
  • 2 Outputs

Cons:

  • Small Capacity For Size (12,000 mAh)

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Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh

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The Jackery Bolt is probably the most unique power bank on this list. Rather than having 2 USB outputs, it has it’s own built-in chargers. It comes with an Apple Lightning Cable and a standard Micro-USB. On top of this, it has another USB output, as well as a Micro-USB input! It also has a great size, being shorter and less wide than an iPhone but thicker. It also has a decent capacity, being capable of charging an iPhone at least a couple of times before it needs to be recharged again. 

Pros:

  • Incredible design-Built in cables
  • Perfect size-fits in your pocket
  • 3 outputs
  • Fast charging

Cons:

  • Could be a nuisance for users needing a USB-C charger, as it only has 1 USB input

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